Information For

New Families

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to Norwich University and impressive accomplishments.


Welcome New Families!


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Image from Parents Weekend
Image from Parents Weekend

We are dedicated to developing students who aspire to lead and serve with integrity and confidence. Our students are driven to succeed and are resilient enough to withstand challenges during their time here, all while being committed to academic growth and making positive contributions in their communities.

We know you want the best for your student, both now and in the future – and so do we. Norwich University has been helping students go beyond their perceived limitations and achieve their loftiest goals for more than two centuries by providing a world-class education, encouraging personal growth, and ensuring students secure positive outcomes during their time on The Hill. 

Acceptance to Norwich University today is the first step to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Here, your student will join others like themselves who are in pursuit of a rewarding academic and personal experience that will set the stage for their future accomplishments.

Stay On Task.

  • Help your student through the required enrollment steps with our downloadable Start Ready Checklist
  • The academic scholarships and awards that your student has earned to date as well as next steps are available for review by logging into the application portal. I strongly encourage you to visit the portal together.

Mark Your Calendar.

Rook Arrival Day: 
August 18, 2024

Civilian Arrival Day: 
August 21, 2024

Parent & Family Weekend:
October 4-6, 2024


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Get Connected

Student Sendoffs

Would you like to connect with other members of the Norwich family who live in your area to learn more about the Norwich experience?

Each year, Norwich Clubs across the country coordinate Student Sendoff events for incoming first-years, transfers, returning, and graduate students as well as parents. Ranging from backyard barbecues to clambakes, these social gatherings are a great opportunity to meet and ask questions of current students, parents, and alumni.


Commencement 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! The Office of the Provost invites all 2024 Graduates to the Norwich University Commencement Ceremony.

  • Apr 27, 2024
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    • Shapiro Field House

Commissioning 2024

Norwich University will celebrate Commencement Weekend in Shapiro Field House on the Northfield, Vermont campus. 

Graduates from both bachelor’s and master’s programs from residential and online will...

  • Apr 27, 2024
  • 4:00 - 6:00pm
    • Shapiro Field House

Featured News

MBTA Senior Design team places third in New England competition.

MBTA Senior Design team places third in New England competition.

The powerhouse design team consists of Construction Management majors Jason Stapleford and John O’Neil, Civil Engineering majors Will Sabo and Wyatt Beatini, as well as advisors Dr. Moses Tefe of the Norwich University David Crawford School of Engineering and Seth Knihtila ’12.